DOCTALK 2022 - Volume 9 Issue 2.  Download full issue (PDF format)

 From the President & Registrar  

Physicians supporting a good patient experience of care
June 2022

By: Dr. Olawale Franklin Igbekoyi, Council President

The Beryl Institute (2016a) defines patient experience as “the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization's culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.”  Patient experience is an integral part of providing patient-centred care.  How can you improve your patients' experience of care?


  Physician Burnout:
Remembering the "Me too" in Self-Care 

June 2022
By: Dr. Karen Shaw, CPSS Registrar and CEO

I would like to report that Covid is behind us, but we all know firsthand that is not true.  We need to continue to be brutally honest enough with patients and the public, about what it will take to curb Covid. Physicians are in a unique position to have these conversations about risk with patients.  We also talk about self care for physicians, but what does that mean?  


Legally Speaking

June 2022
By Sheila Torrance, CPSS Legal Counsel

Recent Amendments to the Health-Related Renewal Questions

The College’s health-related renewal questions, included in Bylaw 3.1 of the CPSS Regulatory Bylaws, were recently amended by the Council.  The amended questions are broader based and focus on disability or functional impairment rather than specific health conditions such as addiction, mental health concerns, or blood-borne illnesses.   READ MORE   

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Addressing Quality of Care
June 2022
By Dr. Werner Oberholzer, Deputy Registrar

The Quality of Primary Care

The Covid-19 pandemic affected all physicians in the province, from surgeons to emergency rooms to primary care clinics trying to balance in-person and virtual care visits. Physicians stepped up to fulfill leadership roles amongst many other efforts to provide quality care. What Covid has again highlighted is the concern with Primary Care and Family Physicians in our province. This opinion piece is not to exclude other specialties and the roles they play in the delivery of healthcare in the province, but to recognize that the family physicians remain the cornerstone of medical care delivery, and that they are struggling to maintain the desired quality of care with the additional burdens they faceREAD MORE

Also in this issue:

A New Addition to the Quality of Care Team

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Practice Update
June 2022
By: Mr. Willie Ermine, M. Ed, Assistant Professor, First Nations University

Indigenous-Western Healing – An introduction to the Indigenous perspective

The Calls to Action present an intriguing possibility that Indigenous and Western knowledge systems can co-exist and harmonize, and that this pluralism expands opportunities for effective disease management through collaborative work.  READ MORE

Also in this issue:

PIP Integration with Saskatchewan Cancer Agency

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 Registration Times    Senior Life Designation

Residents Completing Training – What now?
What to do next when it comes to registering for your licence...

Residents!  Are you interested in Moonlighting?
Find out how to obtain permission. 

What does it mean to be “transitioning to a Regular Licence”?
Passed your last exam, Summative Assessment, or last requirement and ready to transition to a Regular Licence?  Find out how!

Annual Renewal Planning - Are you ready for Renewal?
Annual licensure and Corporate Permit renewal will begin in October, 2022.  Are you ready?  Are you aware of the new Health-related Renewal Questions?  

For more on these topics,



Have you been licensed on a form of postgraduate licensure in Saskatchewan for 40 years or more?

Think you may be eligible
to be a recipient in 2022?

or call 306-244-7355

The Council and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan respectfully acknowledge
that the land on which we live and work is Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional territory & home of the Cree, Dakota, Saulteaux and Métis Nations. 
We would like to affirm our relationship with one another now and for the future,
and our role in guiding the profession to achieve the highest standards of care to benefit all people in this territory equally.

DocTalk Volume 9, Issue 2

 2022- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan


Dr. Olawale Franklin Igbekoyi
Dr. Jurgen Maslany
Joanna Alexander (Public)

Dr. Karen Shaw (Ad hoc)
Dr. Werner Oberholzer
Caro Gareau
Alyssa Van Der Woude

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Caro Gareau

Caro Gareau
Dr. Werner Oberholzer
Sheila Torrance
Dr. Jurgen Maslany             
Joanna Alexander
Alyssa Van Der Woude
Sue Waddington

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